The five-month project, unveiling later this month, has added three acres to the water park, which includes a new 13,000-sq. ft. multi-use pavilion area, an additional 130-foot long beach-entry pool, 70-by-35 foot sand play area, whirlpool spa, private cabanas, two body slides, 230 additional lounge chairs and artificial turf lawn space.
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa will debut its $16 million expansion to both its River Bluff Water Experience and a new additional meeting/convention space in late March 2016.
The five-month project adds 3 acres to the water park which includes a new 13,000-sq. ft. multiuse pavilion area for additional indoor and outdoor function space, an additional 130-foot long beach-entry pool, 70 by 35 foot sand play area, whirlpool spa, private cabanas, two thrilling body slides, 230 additional lounge chairs and artificial turf lawn space.
Guests will be treated to an elevated leisure and group experience with added recreation activities, more space in the 9-acre water park and added amenities.
The new River Bend Pavilion offers pre-function and event space for group meetings, golf tournament banquets, social events, weddings, concerts and more with 13,000-sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor customizable venues including a 4,200-sq. ft. covered deck and 5,000-sq. ft. pavilion. The expansive 18,000-sq. ft. event lawn includes a freestanding 700-sq. ft. covered outdoor stage perfect for awards ceremonies, live music and an array of special events as well as a grill to service events and
activities of all sizes.
The River Bend Pavilion and expanded celebration areas enhance the opportunities for open-air entertainment receptions. The additional indoor and outdoor venues will allow groups to reserve private spaces while also enjoying the surrounding Texas-sized outdoor pools and waterslides.
Adjacent to TPC San Antonio, the newly developed area is ready to host team-building events, indoor and outdoor awards dinners, wedding, corporate and other private receptions. Event capabilities in the River Bend Pavilion include:
● Rounds: 200 attendees
● Theater: 400 attendees
● Schoolroom: 200 attendees
● Schoolroom and rounds (meet/eat): 120 attendees
● Lawn and pavilion reception: 1,000 attendees
The new 13,000-sq. ft. standalone ballroom will bring the resort’s total event space to 288,000 sq. ft. Designed to benefit from San Antonio’s average of 300 days of sunshine a year, the year-round green turf lawn will be adjacent to the new ballroom to offer a scenic outdoor event space.
The River Bend Pavilion and event lawn will turn into an activity center for the resort’s youngest guests during the summer months. With an expanded menu of recreational activities, the Pavilion will exclusively host the popular Range Riders Kids’ Club and experiences such as Kids’ Night Out, YogiBugs, various art classes and more during summer and holiday seasons.
“At the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa we believe in welcoming guests with a warm heart and treating them to the best in class service, experience and amenities that they deserve,” said General Manager Arthur Coulombe. “The completion of the River Bluff Water Experience expansion and additional event and meeting space provides our guests with enhanced recreation experiences and amenities to enjoy during their stay with us. We look forward to offering our travelers the ultimate in Texas hospitality and unique experiences when visiting the resort.”
The new expansion enhances the River Bluff Water Experience with the addition of a sand area and beach-entry gradual slope swimming pool and two thrilling slide attractions. The two new translucent blue body slides allow guests to plummet down a 47-foot free fall slide or through a looping waterslide. An additional 230-poolside lounge chairs and plenty of shady overhangs will create a relaxing vacation experience for families, couples, friends traveling together and corporate guests alike.
Multiple luxury private cabanas available to reserve have been added around the new pool area to accommodate guests looking for a more private experience while enjoying all the amenities of the 9-acre park. An additional fire pit provides guests with the ultimate s’more-making experience as part of the resort’s nightly offerings.